Thursday, June 25 2009
Although it examines culpability and responsibility in service of truth and reconciliation, this film fails to address the structures of power, and arguably perpetuates the very atrocities that it sets out to condemn.
Thursday, January 15 2009
The most remarkable films of 2008 were small, smart, and complicated. While they're surely worth seeking out for their own pleasures, they also represent the sort of movies that will find theatrical releases even harder to manage in the shrinking economy.
Wednesday, January 14 2009
With many indie/international films receiving more and more mainstream approval from unfamiliar audiences, many of the titles here could be considered part of the overall 2008 Best Of. But their individuality and multicultural appeal keep them a quality concept apart.
Thursday, January 22 2009
As Waltz with Bashir makes visible its distrust of imperfect history and daunting memory, it insists on their necessity.
Thursday, January 29 2009
It's an exercise in memory, an attempt to recall the unfathomable and unimaginable. It's animation taking the place of atrocity, the literal spoils of war
Wednesday, January 28 2009
Every lawyer knows eyewitnesses are the most fallible authorities in reconstructing past events. Even if they filter self-serving interpretations and prejudices out of their testimony,